Borderline Personality Disorder

What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Is a personality disorder that makes the individual have intense emotions which are negative such as panic, terror and anger. It also can make the individual feel very low one moment then a little while later they can feel okay. Also, they may experience thoughts of extreme sadness or hearing voices (hallucinations). The average age someone is diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder is in the teenage years and early 20s however some people have been diagnosed in their 30’s. 40% of people with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder may have been misdiagnosed with other mental health illnesses such as bipolar or depression. Placeholder

Symptoms

How to get help There is a therapy that can help an individual with Borderline Personality Disorder. This is called Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) It allows individuals to learn how to regulate and handle overwhelming emotions. Medications can not treat Borderline Personality Disorder but is used to stop some symptoms such as depression.

How to manage Borderline Personality Disorder